As a principal in the city’s cultural community since 1939, Pittsburgh Opera and its events have developed a reputation for elegance and excitement. 


A woman in a dress spins two little girls in dresses while people in the background dance

Dancing at the Diamond
Horseshoe Ball, 2017.

Return to Magic

October 25-30, 2021

In lieu of our traditional grand gala to kick off our seasons, The Diamond Horseshoe Ball, we have something even grander planned to welcome everyone back to live performances at last! Expect a dinner party, cocktail costume party, performances by our much-loved Resident Artists, online auctions, group fundraising, and dancing through the night!


Runway model from 2022 Fashion Show

Our 2022 fashion event

Diva Dreams and Fashion Queens

April 4, 2022



Pittsburgh Opera’s annual spring fashion event is back! After a year off because of COVID, Pittsburgh Opera again combined the best in couture with top-shelf operatic entertainment to create a fabulous runway experience unlike any other.


Well-dressed men and women of different ages dance

Our 2018 Maecenas Gala event

Maecenas XXXVII

May 14, 2022



Pittsburgh Opera’s 37th annual season-ending fundraising gala, Maecenas, will return this year! Pittsburgh Opera's signature fundraiser gala Maecenas is the social event not to be missed. It is hailed by SEEN as “one of the best black tie galas in town” and by the Tribune Review as one of Pittsburgh’s top parties of the year.


For more information about any of our special event fundraisers, call 412-281-0912, ext. 225.